Internationally known in the field of modern and contemporary visual art, Dolan/Maxwell is located in a former carriage house in Center City Philadelphia just west of Rittenhouse Square. Director, Ron Rumford, owner, Margo Dolan, and Assistant Director, Jon Eckel welcome interested individuals, experienced collectors and art professionals by appointment.
Dolan/Maxwell specializes in fine prints and works on paper by artists from the 1930s to the present. Their works are presented seriously and in depth with emphasis on Modernist works from the WPA era, Europe and Atelier 17, the New York School, art by African Americans as well as International Contemporary artists. We work closely with the artists and the estates of artists we represent. We augment these works with carefully chosen sculptures and paintings on canvas or panel by artists whose work complements our core and are of particular interest to us. As a founding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) we have notable expertise in works on paper in all media.
Emily Mason Cherry Color Twist, 1990
Dolan/Maxwell (booth 110) will honor the artistic legacies of two iconic printmaking workshops that left an indelible mark on the landscape of American art: Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17 and Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop. The enduring significance of these workshops continues to inspire and inform our contemporary art world. We are proud to exhibit important prints and drawings by Hayter in the context of artists who worked closely with him in New York and Paris. Likewise we have highly significant works by Robert Blackburn along with artists mentored by him.
The overarching philosophy for each studio embodied a commitment to artistic innovation, technical excellence, and a spirit of artistic camaraderie that transcended societal and economic boundaries. Each studio laid the groundwork for both a more inclusive and experimental approach to printmaking and art making as a whole. Each studio drew artists from all over the world as word of each distinct opportunity spread. Indeed printmaking continues to be guided by the pedagogical methods of Hayter and Blackburn.
Along with works born of the intricate web of artistic connections and innovations made by Blackburn and Hayter, we will present masterful prints and drawings by artists who preceded and followed these giants of their field. We will include works from the WPA era and very recent works to extend the stories of Modern and Contemporary print making practice. This year’s fair will have an addition focus on drawings as they relate to printmaking and we are eager to share exceptional works by Hayter, Terry Haass, Dorothy Dehner, Dexter Davis, Anne Ryan, and Dox Thrash.
Fred Becker, Bob Blackburn, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Minna Citron, Ed Clark, Dexter Davis, Dorothy Dehner, Amze Emmons, Steven Ford, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Terry Haass, Stanley Wm Hayter, Sargent Johnson, Mauricio Lasansky, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Samella Lewis, Tom Lias, Emily Mason, Dindga McCannon, Joan Miró, Norma Morgan, Nina Negri, Gabor Peterdi, Helen Phillips, Mavis Pusey, Anne Ryan, Judith Rothschild, Betye Saar, Rachel Selekman, Raymond Steth, Dorothea Tanning, Dox Thrash, Shelley Thorstensen, Alice Trumbull Mason, Cheryl Warrick & James Wells.